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  • Apple Still Trying to Curb In-Store Jailbreaking Phenomenon


    Almost everyone I know wants to jailbreak an iDevice. But there's a catch. Since they've already jailbroken their own iPhones, iPods, and iPads, they would prefer to try something a bit more daring. You know, like jailbreaking a display device inside of an Apple store. Apparently, a lot of folks in our community want the thrill of doing just that. And Apple is aware of it.

    Understandably, Apple isn't fond of folks like us jailbreaking iPhones and such inside of Apple retail stores. As a result, Apple has effectively blocked Jailbreakme.com from being accessed at the company's retail outlets over its available WiFi networks. Not surprisingly, Apple is anything but a big fan of jailbreakme.com, a one-stop browser-based jailbreak shop for all iOS devices that fully exploits a PDF security hole in the Mobile Safari browser. Apple, however, said this week that its fixin' to serve up a fix for this PDF exploit that will be available via a future iOS update.

    Reports of Apple blocking the jailbreak site first surfaced late in the week and, in all actuality, didn't necessarily come as a big shocker to anyone, although there were scant indications that some customers could still access the site at Apple locations as of Saturday morning. Today, however, I endeavored to access the site at my nearest Apple store (I'm lucky they still let me in) and was promptly prohibited from doing just that. Looks like I won't have my own YouTube video (like everyone else does) of me jailbreaking an iPhone inside the Apple Store. And I was really hoping to show the grandchildren one day. Oh well. But at least some have the distinct honor of being among the few (and proud) who actually managed to jailbreak a floor model iDevice.

    Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Still Trying to Curb In-Store Jailbreaking Phenomenon started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 141 Comments
    1. Caspercronz's Avatar
      Caspercronz -
      jailbreaking is legal who the hell cares if they catch u u wont get in **** id just laugh in their faces
    1. bigiphoneinreno's Avatar
      bigiphoneinreno -
      awwwww how cute another whiner...hey lungs..look you have a friend. now to be nice boys and go play...shhhh here ekull25 here is your 1cookie.
    1. ipod_guy's Avatar
      ipod_guy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Caspercronz View Post
      jailbreaking is legal who the hell cares if they catch u u wont get in **** id just laugh in their faces
      umm yes it's legal, but for your own device, im not a lawyer but think it will be along the lines of defacing someone elses property



      i do work fyi i own my own business and am a full time student
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      What a rebel
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      How does it take guts to do this? Me an a buddy of mine went in to the Apple Store last week an jailbroke every single iPhone and iPad on display, gutless and easy.
    1. maximvd's Avatar
      maximvd -
      i jailbroke 6 ipad's where i live and changed the theme few minutes later people where browsing cydia like it was the app store (it wasn't in an apple store, 4 in on store and 2 in another the other devices their battery's where dead)
    1. Joseph_Prophet's Avatar
      Joseph_Prophet -
      and i was so hoping to to jailbreak every iDevice at the San Diego Apple Store... oh well, you snooze you loose.....
    1. killakill's Avatar
      killakill -
      This is stupid. Everyone is rushing to jailbreak these devices in the store, and for what reason? There is no reason. People are doing this just to piss them off. Everyone that does it is acting like they are 12 years old. Grow up people.
    1. tekwiz's Avatar
      tekwiz -
      Quote Originally Posted by killakill View Post
      This is stupid. Everyone is rushing to jailbreak these devices in the store, and for what reason? There is no reason. People are doing this just to piss them off. Everyone that does it is acting like they are 12 years old. Grow up people.
      Or it could be because more than one dev team member asked for it and asked for videos of it.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Thats easy, just use your MyWi, share your signal and you can have access to jailbreakme.com then do your thing...

      Jailbreak live for ever.
    1. BlackG35's Avatar
      BlackG35 -
      I wish they would have saved this exploit for after apple fixes the proximity sensor. I really need that update, I hope there is still a jailbreak after 4.1.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Isn't there MMi's version of JailbreakMe you could have used as well?
      I'm going to go and do it to the iPhone 4's there soon, it will be funny.
      Also if your in the US, it'd be funnier to download MakeItMine or something and put a fake carrier like Sprint or Verizon and then walk off lol.
      Thats a good one
    1. zYxMa's Avatar
      zYxMa -
      Quote Originally Posted by ArDottCeeDuble View Post
      I did it at my local apple store. Its quite easy to access jailbreak me because if you connect to your own wifi network aka MyWi with say an ipod or iphone then you can jailbreak as many as you want
      Haha! As soon as I'm back to UK I'm on the mission :P:P:P
    1. cocoabean772's Avatar
      cocoabean772 -
      Some Guy with Mywi is going to come it make a hotspot then jailbreak more iphones lol
    1. Jaredude's Avatar
      Jaredude -
      That's my plan
    1. twitchthecat's Avatar
      twitchthecat -
      Crazy, I just tried this a few days ago in Canada at a cell phone store. Blocked.
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      lmao i just got back from the mall and i was in the apple store i jb'ed like 5 iphone 4's, and of course appl blocked it from their wifi garbage so all i did was shut off wifi and restored javascript and viola 5 instore jb'ed iphone 4s lmao. take that steve jobs u douche.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      you may could do it through a proxy site.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      This is a statement being sent to Apple! Don't eff with the jailbreak community
    1. eclipticrider's Avatar
      eclipticrider -
      LMAO... I might have to take a ride down to my local Apple store with my Nexus One wifi hot spot turned on!!!